The West African Examination Council (WAEC) starts WASSCE 2020 for school candidates across the nation today.
In all, a total of 375,737 candidates will take the WASSCE exam in some 796 examination centres across the country.
Out of the total number of candidates for the exams, data shows that 49.92% (187,574) of the candidates are males and 50.07% thus 188,163, are females.
The Ashanti region has 87,295 candidates, the highest per regional statistics, followed by the Eastern region with 56,467 WASSCE candidates.
Private schools candidates who did not benefit from Free SHS and the government’s payment of student’s exams fee add up to 61,899 candidates while those from the public second cycle schools are 313,838 students in all.
In all candidates are expected to sit for at least four core subjects (English Language, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Integrated Science) and three other electives. The examination is expected to end on September 5.
Basic advice to WASSCE candidates for the exams
There are basic things candidates must do to guard against failing the exams. These include writing their full name and in ink in the spaces provided on their question and answer booklets.
The use of the recommended 2B pencil is critical and must be adhered to or else their objective test may not be marked well by the electronic marking machine for your information WAEC has introduced a new technology for detecting examination malpractices during WASSCE.
Students are also advised to skip challenging questions and solve others, then come back to them later instead of wasting time on it and losing marks from attempting others. Often that is a super way to keep your focus and confidence.
We also encourage students to be mindful of the time they allocate to each question and sub-questions.
Writing fast, providing accurate answers in good handwriting that is clear and readable is key.
Arranging your answer in an orderly manner helps in the long run.
FAQs: How long does it take WAEC to release WASSCE results?
It takes WAEC 45 days after the last paper is written to mark, check scripts, and release the final results online for students and stakeholders to access.
FAQs: When will WAEC release the WASSCE 2020 results?
Since it takes 45 days for the results to be released, we expect WAEC to release the WASSCE 2020 results on 17th or 18th October 2020.
The team at Edulearnweb.com wishes all final year students the best of luck as WASSCE starts today.